Faculty Spotlights

Welcome to the Faculty Spotlight where faculty actively engaged in their practice either through coursework, extra-curricular activities, internships, jobs, etc., are featured. If you or someone you know would like to be featured send us an email at milanocommunications@newschool.edu.

Professor Alberto Minujin gives keynote address at the UNICEF Conference on Child Poverty in the Middle East and North Africa in Morocco

Professor Alberto Minujin gave the keynote address on May 15, 2017 about “Child Poverty: Why it Matters?“  at a UNICEF Conference on child poverty in the Arab region. During the conference, Minujin will also be participating in workshops and discussion groups with government representatives from Arab region countries. Minujin will ...

“Why is there no learning by the state?” – SGPIA Prof L.H.M. Ling

The latest issue of the Georgetown Journal for Asian Affairs features a fascinating interview with SGPIA Professor L.H.M. Ling. Professor Ling is a pioneer in critical International Affairs theory whose work has pioneered the theoretical framework of Worldism. In this interview, which seeks to widen the discussion of International Affairs theory, ...

Milano Professor Alex Schwartz at the New York Housing Conference

Milano Professor Alex Schwartz will be moderating a discussion on preserving public housing at the NYHC Policy Symposium: Affordable Housing Strategies to Help Preserve Public Housing. The symposium is sponsored by the New York Housing Conference and will have the participation of a variety of Public Policy experts. The discussion moderated by ...

Milano professor Robin J. Hayes play featured in The Huffington Post

9 GRAMS, a play produced by Milano professor Robin J. Hayes and directed by Emmy-winner S. Epatha Merkerson, was featured this week in The Huffington Post. Blogger and noted historian Dr. Kali Gross discusses the play’s revelations about the international impact of racial profiling, mass incarceration, and discrimination against the LGBTQ ...

Erica Kohl-Arena: The Self-Help Myth Book Preview

In the upcoming weeks Milano is proud to host a series of events to celebrate the publication of Management Professor Erica Kohl-Arenas’ dedicated, robust and timely research on the evolution and future of philanthropy. Her book, The Self-Help Myth: How Philanthropy Fails to Alleviate Poverty will be showcased in a ...

TEDC Brings Climate Change to #SXSWEco

Members of TEDC and The New School were in Austin, Texas for the 2015  SXSW Eco, a space for business leaders, innovators, investors, and designers to come together and help advance drive for environmental, economic, and social change. From October 5-7, Ana Baptista, Associate Director of the Tishman Environment and Design ...

Dr. Robin Hayes’ Black & Cuba Gets Reviewed by American Library Association Booklist

Black and Cuba, a documentary created by Assistant Professor of Management Robin J. Hayes, has been reviewed by the American Library Association's publication Booklist. The review states: "This enlightening documentary follows nine Yale graduate students who embark on an “ultimate field trip” to Cuba, where they hope to explore Cuban ...

Dean Michelle DePass Named A Top Enviro Leader

Congratulations to the Milano School's Dean and Director Michelle DePass for being named one of the top enviromental leaders by Green 2.0! Green 2.0 highlights the plethora of leaders of color, coming from many different generations and sectors, within the environmental arena. Thanks to Dean DePass's strong background as a Ford Foundation ...

Jeff Smith Discusses His New Book “Mr. Smith Goes to Prison”and Prison Reform on the Allman Report

Assistant ‘Politics and Advocacy’ professor, former Missouri state senator and author of the new book Mr. Smith Goes to Prison Jeff Smith discussed prison reform and his own personal experience in the prison system on the Allman Report:“I chronicled [the] tremendous waste of human potential that is our prison system and ...

Faculty spotlight: Professor McCandless publishes chapter on “Capacity Development and Resilience”

GPIA Professor Dr. McCandless has a new publication out, co-authored with Frauke de Weijer, that examines key lessons from the last two decades of research and practice on capacity development and applies them to the emerging resilience agenda. Resilience is associated with the capacity of individuals, groups and society as a ...

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. McCandless Participates in Global Peacebuilding Policy Processes

Dr. McCandless has participated in and presented papers in numerous high-level policy forums and discussions in May, across areas of peacebuilding, statebuilding and security and development. These have included:-  The International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding: Abidjan, Ivory Coast (May 21-25)-  OECD-DAC International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF), meeting ...

Faculty spotlight: Professor McCandless publishes new work on Ebola and Peacebuilding

A new publication is out: “Tackling and Preventing Ebola while Building Peace and Societal Resilience,” co-authored by Dr. McCandless, who also oversaw the research of this five-country case study by civil society actors in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria. The study examines the recent Ebola crisis, reflecting on the impacts ...